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EPA closes loophole on toxic PFAS

Manufacturers of perfluorinated compounds, also known as PFAS, will no longer be allowed to use a special exemption that allowed hundreds of these toxic...

Biden calls for sweeping ‘once-in-a-generation investment’ to reshape the nation

WASHINGTON — Standing in the same House chamber where a violent mob temporarily disrupted the certification of his victory, President Joe Biden on Wednesday heralded...

Column: DHHS must continue making it easier for people to get...

Two years ago, Michigan’s system for providing emergency aid to families was burdensome and broken.  The state denied residents help keeping the heat on if...

Whitmer, Michigan AFL-CIO mark Workers Memorial Day, encourage U.S. Senate to...

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan AFL-CIO President Ron Bieber during a virtual press event on Wednesday observed Workers Memorial Day and urged the U.S....

Only school districts with in-person learning get COVID relief cash under...

The state House Appropriations Committee approved the first pieces of the GOP’s $13 billion COVID-19 relief funding plan Wednesday, but limited school funds to...

Senate Republicans rip into Biden’s oil and gas leasing pause

Republicans on the U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee excoriated the Biden administration’s pause of new oil and gas leasing at a hearing...

GOP-led Senate committee to reconsider state dept. funding over ‘how to...

After the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity hosted a webinar on how to form a union, the GOP-led Senate Appropriations subcommittee held a...

Ron Bieber: Pass the PRO Act to level the playing field...

Since the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) passed 51 years ago, we’ve made great strides in making workplaces safer. Because of the organizing...

‘Enough is enough’: Macomb women’s group calls on Lucido to resign

A new grassroots organization of Macomb County women is demanding the resignation of their county’s new prosecutor, Republican former state Sen. Peter Lucido, citing...

Biden to order $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contract workers

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order Tuesday to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $15 an...

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